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Bring the dogs out, it’s time to sniff cancer and predict many other crises

A canine unit police officer inspects a taxi outside the Grand Central Station in New York on September 9, 2011. Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases such as cancer in breath, swabs and urine samples. PHOTO | MLADEN | ANTONOV | AFP

A canine unit police officer inspects a taxi outside the Grand Central Station in New York on September 9, 2011. Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases such as cancer in breath, swabs and urine samples. PHOTO | MLADEN | ANTONOV | AFP

Source: The Nation

By GERRY LOUGHRAN

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in Britain, but it is difficult to diagnose reliably. Now experts believe they have found a surer method: They use dogs.

One study showed specially trained Bio-Detection Dogs can pick up the presence of such cancer in 93 per cent of cases, by sniffing the men’s urine.  Read More

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